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Alphacool Announces Carbon (CFRP) 13 and 16mm HardTubes

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2022/07/07 03:41:06 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.c...-13-and-16mm-hardtubes
 
HardTubes enjoy great popularity. Those who prefer straight and clean lines in their computer choose them instead of hoses for the water loop. The majority of HardTubes are clear and transparent. Alphacool now offers with the Carbon HardTubes an interesting alternative to the common variants made of PETG or acrylic. The smooth surface and the structure of the carbon laminate give every water cooling system a unique appearance.

The HardTubes are made of CFRP (carbon laminate) and have to be sawed to the right length for precise installation. Bending curves is not possible here due to the material composition. The HardTube connectors from Alphacool's Eiszapfen model range are suitable for connecting the tubes. The connectors in black, white or chrome perfectly match the carbon look. The Carbon HardTubes are available with 13 mm or 16 mm outer diameter.
 
I suppose there might be modders who want this type of tubing. Still, there are other modders to want to visually see the flow. 
 


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    Re: Alphacool Announces Carbon (CFRP) 13 and 16mm HardTubes 2022/07/07 11:12:00 (permalink)
    Neat!
     
    But not being able to bend them is kind of... well not good, would be cool if they could be bent like other hard line tubes.


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    Re: Alphacool Announces Carbon (CFRP) 13 and 16mm HardTubes 2022/07/07 14:57:44 (permalink)
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    Neat!
     
    But not being able to bend them is kind of... well not good, would be cool if they could be bent like other hard line tubes.


    Not all builds utilize bent tubes. Mine is mostly all glass tube, straight lines. Only a couple bent PETG tubes not visible. Carbon would make short tube cuts super easy. Trying to cut glass short can take a few tries. Unless you cut with a dremel. Kind of wish these existed when I did my build. Love carbon fiber.

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    Re: Alphacool Announces Carbon (CFRP) 13 and 16mm HardTubes 2022/07/11 07:23:59 (permalink)
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    Neat!
     
    But not being able to bend them is kind of... well not good, would be cool if they could be bent like other hard line tubes.


    Not all builds utilize bent tubes. Mine is mostly all glass tube, straight lines. Only a couple bent PETG tubes not visible. Carbon would make short tube cuts super easy. Trying to cut glass short can take a few tries. Unless you cut with a dremel. Kind of wish these existed when I did my build. Love carbon fiber.

    Very true, I can see this being used a lot in straight runs setups. But now that I think of it... Could the carbon ware off and end up in the loop and I wonder how hot it can get without de laminating?


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